Charlotte M. Thomas, age 90, passed away at home surrounded by her loving daughter and local nieces on July 26, 2019. She was born in Brattleboro, VT on November 16, 1928 to the late Clarence and Pearl (Dyo) Grover. She was a member of the Federated Community Church in Hampden. Charlotte worked as an office manager for her husband’s business, Standard Electric Co. in Ludlow and she also worked with various real estate partners throughout the years. She is predeceased by her husband Charles Thomas; one son, David Emerson and four brothers and one sister. Charlotte leaves two daughters, Georgia Kopel and her husband John Pokorny of Oakhurst, CA and Francis Emerson of East Longmeadow; one son, Karl Emerson of Yuba City, CA; one sister, Julia Emerson of SC; one daughter-in-law, Nancy Emerson of NC; five grandchildren, Matthew and Mark Emerson, Jenna and Drew Kopel and Eric Emerson; six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. On Friday, August 2, 2019, visiting hours will be from 10 to 11:30 am at the Sampson Chapel of the Acres, 21 Tinkham Road, Springfield. A Funeral Home Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Park Cemetery followed by a Celebration of Life reception at Casa Bella, 546 Main Street, Hampden, MA at 1:00 p.m.
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